147 Responses to “The Captivating Pete Souza”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

  2. January 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm

  3. 3 Jey
    January 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    It was very encouraging to see such a great turnout at all of the marches today.
    Hope every one of them who attended can turn this moment into the beginning of activism (those who aren’t already) for the next 4 years … it’s gonna take a village.
    Hang in there folks … time will fly.

  4. 4 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Oh, thank you, NW. Love Pete Souza.

  5. 5 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Even Morning Joke has had it with the Child-in-Chief with tiny hands!

  6. January 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    NW, ((((((LOVE and HUGS)))))). Thanks for the new thread. 🙂 Love Pete.

    Now for my report from red state, red county, red town Knoxville, TN. Don’t have a final number yet. Do know that 2, 222 registered on Facebook page. Know that many, many more were there. Did speak with one man afterwards who seemed to “know” (guess) at these things and he said he was thinking upwards of 4000-5000. There were all ages, families, babies, elderly, diversity. After going through the last thread and also Facebook, it seems our march was like every other one—MANY more showed up than expected. My friend talked with a woman from a nearby county. Retired and she said, “I’ve been silent and quiet too long. No more. Monday morning I will be calling and doing other things and who knows, I might just run for something?” Another woman was on her way to march in DC, realized when she go into southwest VA she couldn’t make it in time. She checked for closest march, turned around and drove back to Knoxville and joined ours.

    I am just blown away and inspired. I keep hearing PO saying, “We’re going to be okay.” He knows this country. He has faith in us. We let him down, but no more. Put on our marching boots and GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 11 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm

  8. January 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I am amazed that Dr. King talk about being judge by the content of his character, but 2016 being judge by the content of your character didn’t matter anymore to Republicans.

  9. 13 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm

  10. 14 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

  11. 18 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:26 pm

  12. 19 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

  13. 20 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:29 pm

  14. 21 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

  15. 22 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

  16. 23 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:33 pm

  17. 24 CEB
    January 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I know that today has made PBO proud and confirmed his faith in the country. I will hold back on could have/should have comments because they are not helpful and because it is better late than never. We see that we do not have to believe the same about everything (there are pro-life people marching as well), but we can work together on the issues that are intersectional (the word of the new women’s movement) and move our society farther along to being more just, equal, and fair.

    • 25 catrst
      January 22, 2017 at 6:19 am

      As a domestic violence surmounter I decided to study the issue of bullying and the one thing that was vital to what I discovered is that bullies target those they perceive to be isolated. I love the Indivisible movement for that reason. We do need to school as a people right now protecting all our communities from being isolated from the rest. The other thing to love about the Indivisible effort is the practical action oriented guidelines from the outset.

  18. 26 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm

  19. 28 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  20. 31 No Child Left Behind
    January 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

  21. January 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

  22. January 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Is anyone listening to the kiddy temper tantrum by Sean Spicer about DT crowd size!! What the hell is this? Kindergarten?OMG

  23. January 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Hello TODers,

    Nerdy, thanks for keeping the lights on.

    (((((((((((((((((Chips)))))))))))))))

    ((((((((((Hugs)))))))) Dudette.

  24. January 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    The media has dubbed the Trump protests as the “New Tea Party”. But this is mainstream America. This is not an extremist faction of the Democratic Party. And therein lies the huge difference between this movement and the Tea Party.

  25. 39 Anna
    January 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Next we need to demand to see Trump’s taxes, in mass. Drive him over the edge into insanity, he is already on the way. Wearing black to my bowling league today, as is my sister. We have become more outspoken and find those that don’t agree run and hide, don’t engage in intelligent conversation. Stay strong America for America and for President Obama and all he has done.

  26. 40 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    • 41 desertflower
      January 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      SMOKE some grass, asshole:) Maybe you could chill and think about important things! This is sophomoric!!

  27. 42 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

  28. January 21, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Even in deep red Pensacola, we are referred to as lower Alabama, we had a march.

  29. 44 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    • 45 CEB
      January 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      So pitiful that they care so much. He ran against Hillary, not PBO, and won. Why isn’t this enough for him? He knows deep inside that he is nowhere near the man and leader that PBO is, and I’ll bet that this was so clear to him when the two et behind closed doors. He is outclassed on all measures and the more he tries to emulate PBO, the smaller he looks. He, like others, fell for the “If a Black man can do it, I can as well and better” and have bitten the dust every time. Being better than PBO, besting in in some kind of way is more important to the Illegitimate One than governing and this will be his downfall.

      • 46 desertflower
        January 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        He grasps at these pitiful non issues because he was installed by Putin…he WON nothing and he feels like he needs to puff his chest and stomp his feet at every slight. Pathetic man child. I think we should ALL just drive him to madness in front of the world’s eyes…shouldn’t be hard to do.

      • 47 Obama Grandmama
        January 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        I also saw a post where his staff asked a bakery to bake an inaugural ball cake just like Obama’s cake. Reminds you of plagiarizing a speech eh?

  30. January 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    What an extraordinary day…i am so proud to have been there…The Struggle continues..

  31. 54 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    My coworker sent this to me…may be applicable for us going forward:)

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, glass of wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!!”

    You can substitute whatever seems applicable for the chocolate and the wine….either way, time to kick some ass and Live Out Loud with Purpose!!

  32. 58 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I gotta go with STFU… Big. Brass. Ones.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028509887

  33. 60 susanne
    January 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Aloha Obamadons
    Are you familiar with this website? My niece shared it with me today. Seems legitimate, and worth following.
    http://www.newsandgutsmedia.com/

  34. 61 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm

  35. 62 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm

  36. 63 Nena20409
    January 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm

  37. January 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    There is a group on FB called PantSuit Nation…It was formed to support Hillary….they have photos from all over the world of women marching ..supporting the Women’s March on Washington… check it out!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/pantsuitnation/?fref=nf

    • 65 susanne
      January 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Sheila
      I’ve been going there all day, ‘like’ing each city’s report as it shows up. It’s absolutely wonderful how people all over the world are out in the streets, with signs, with their kids, with goodwill in their hearts, in all kinds of nasty weather. Inspiring, and also a wonderful tribute to PBO’s belief in us– WE the people.

  38. 66 whatisworking
    January 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Greeting from Nor Cal

    Fabulous event in Santa Rosa, biggest event I have seen in the 30+ years I have lived here. 4-5 thousand in the rain and wind, all ages, colors, and even lots of men.

  39. 68 whenpamelawandered
    January 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    SIL’s, cousins, nieces and friends from NZ to Hawaii, all across the country posting up close, on the ground photos! What a relief and an encouragement from yesterday’s gloom! Thank you to all all the women on the planet!

  40. 69 whatisworking
    January 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    More crowd shots

    Lots of pussy hats, I am going to start knitting one next week. Community organizing just got easier, thanks to Trump and the Republicans

  41. 77 whenpamelawandered
    January 21, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    View story at Medium.com
    Hard to post anything with potusinot’s name and image, but this is a long view, and puts perspective of the pendulum in the lasting, positive work of PBO and MO.

  42. January 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm

  43. January 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

  44. January 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  45. January 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm

  46. January 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Have never participated in anything like including all the protests marches I attended in the ’60s. Nothing close.

    If we had had the kind of diversity I just spent the past few hours witnessing before 1968 – of every dimension you can imagine – demanding an end to that totally criminal war, Johnson would have been forced to end it and Nixon would never have been elected.

    I sent a tweet to Sec Tom Perez urging him to encourage the rebirth of the Democratic Party as the “Empathy Party,” as I was leaving for the march.

    After being in the presence of infants, children, ………………., these past few hours I realized that perhaps the organizers of the Women’s March are precisely the leaders to birth the “American Empathy Party.”

    I see a “Party” focused on Empathy as the fundamental transformation in how we as citizens organize and lead the absolutely necessary evolution of American Government to BECOME aligned with the core values of our Constitution, with how our Government should nurture the quality of life of every citizen.

    Women give birth, women nurture and as evidence of those profound, innate female skills women, over the past very few weeks, organized a global outpouring of the very best of humanity on a scale never seen in human history.

    Hopefully, in years to come 21 January 2017 will be celebrated as the birth of the American Empathy Party.

    Yes We Can

  47. January 21, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    San Antonio Spurs Coach Greg Popovich is my sports hero for the day……even though they are playing the Cavs in ~15

  48. January 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  49. 95 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Sure hope the press gets this!

  50. January 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

  51. 98 FoxfireTX
    January 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Carolyn, this has OKC!

  52. January 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm

  53. 101 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

  54. January 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    • 103 FoxfireTX
      January 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      THIS Bob! There is nothing anyone can do to teach this 70 year old idiot how to do the job. And it is NOT helped by the fact that there is not a single person in his inner circle who has ever governed. Thus, the fiasco of a press conference although even common sense should tell you that you cannot do these things from the WH press podium. Spicer lost any ounce of credibility today, on day one. It is even worse than I contemplated, although you knew that those dismal crowds yesterday were going to drive him insane. I suspect that it was compounded by the crowds today and sent him totally around the bend.

  55. 104 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen…

    https://www.pussyhatproject.com/

    I want one:)

  56. 117 nospin
    January 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    the walk in DC was awesome today. Over 500,000 attendees. Now we are ready to work.

  57. January 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

  58. 119 yardarm756
    January 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    It’s time to get real serious about voting out those with hidden agendas…starting with dog catchers!

    • 120 catrst
      January 22, 2017 at 7:18 am

      This is the turn around we need. We have to expose the Bircher agendas that are being bankrolled and then vote them out.

  59. January 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    And here comes Greta to push Birther’s propaganda.

    • 122 COS
      January 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      How did Greta even get a talk show host job? I tried to watch her first show and could not take it. I can’t understand anything that she says. Don’t care how much Rachel attempts to push her, she is not my cup of tea.

  60. 123 mtmarilyn
    January 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I just tweeted there were 10,000 in Helena, MT. Wish I could have been there, but many of my friends were. What a day, what a day. Thanks Obama!

  61. 125 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm

  62. 127 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-women-parkcity-idUSKBN1550SN

    More than 2,000 people took to snow-covered streets during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday in solidarity with Women’s March demonstrations around the United States, organized to show opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump’s agenda.

    A sea of bright pink knitted hats, a symbol of the movement, stood out on the streets of Park City, Utah, as talk show host Chelsea Handler led the Women’s March there. Protesters chanted “Not My President,” “Love Trumps Hate” and “Fight Like a Girl.”

    The demonstration took place during the 10-day Sundance festival for independent film, which takes over the small mountain resort town every year.

    A day after the president’s inauguration, the Women’s March drew hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of Washington, across the United States and the world to voice opposition to Trump’s often angry, populist rhetoric and comments seen as demeaning to women and minorities.

    Martina Costello, from Park City, said she was marching because she wanted her children to see “change is possible.”

    “This gives me chills, it almost brings tears to my eyes,” she said.

    Handler, who hosts her own Netflix talk show, led the rally after the march, saying the “silver lining” to Trump’s election is the movement that has risen against him.

    “The groundswell that we needed before that election is happening now. There’s something happening and I feel it,” she said.

  63. 128 yardarm756
    January 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    From: Friday’s F*#king News
    —————————————————————————————————

    Our Obama Victories

    Thanks to Obama, the Trump Administration has left The Bubble before even taking office.

    In our lifetimes, we used to accept that other people’s lifetimes would be shortened because they couldn’t afford health care. Cultural acceptance of death by impoverishment was a pre-existing condition. Barack Obama cured it.

    Scott Pruitt said under oath that global warming is not a hoax. Assuming it tries, the Trump Administration may not be able to wriggle out of the Paris accords or a host of regulatory actions. Barack Obama did that.

    The GOP now owns problems the free market does not solve. And it is in large part thanks to Obama that the GOP even sees these as problems. They are now out of The Bubble, grappling with the reality Obama created that government is, in fact, the best—in some cases most fucking awesome and beautiful—answer to problems that individuals and market forces can not address.

    Republicans are now struggling to replicate what ObamaCare accomplished. They say they want to do what it did…better and more. For the first time more Americans approve of ObamaCare than disapprove.

    We have a head start, and the Trump Administration is already out of its Bubble, because Barack Obama made it reality that this nation sees problems as problems we can fix through the glorious invention of government and politics. Trump shows no inclination or ability to undo that. We’ve already won the first and most important battle.

    The question that really matters is what will they be able to do despite that victory.

  64. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm

  65. 133 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    WTF! Another lie

  66. 134 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Jesus.

  67. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 9:37 pm

  68. 136 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I couldn’t resist:) Check out the photo. Awesome.

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2017/01/21/we-shall-be-free/

  69. January 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Hello mr. So wonderful to ‘see’ you here and you definitely hit the “nail on the head.” Thank you. Keep coming back, sir. We’ve missed you!

    • January 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Oh, forgot this. Numbers are in for Knoxville march. 5000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, I saw a video from a SMALL town in northeast TN (closer to area I am from.) Could not believe it after seeing it with own eyes. That area is even redder than Knoxville an surrounding area. WOW!

  70. 140 4morefor44
    January 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

  71. 141 whenpamelawandered
    January 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    ‘a fake styrofoam version that no one could eat’, that about sums up this entire scam, eh?

  72. 142 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Just going to put this here. I do not like how this makes me feel…

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montrealers-bound-for-trump-inauguration-turned-away-at-border-1.3944657

    CBC has spoken to two Montrealers who were refused entry to the U.S. en route to Washington for Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential inauguration today and the women’s march Saturday.

    Joseph Decunha, a McGill University physics student, said he had tried to cross the border at Lacolle, Que., at 10 p.m. ET Thursday.

    “The first thing he asked us point blank is, ‘Are you anti- or pro-Trump?'” Decunha claims he was asked by a border guard who eventually denied him entry.

    Sasha Dyck, another Montrealer travelling with a different group of people, was refused entry to the U.S. at the same crossing, after telling agents he was hoping to attend the women’s march.

    Questioned about political views

    Decunha, a Canadian citizen, was travelling with his partner and a friend, who are American citizens.

    He told CBC that he and his friends told the first border agent they met that they were planning to attend both the inauguration and the women’s march. They were then sent for secondary processing.

    Decunha said he had a “casual and jovial” conversation with the second border guard, who asked him about his political views and why he might disapprove of Trump.

    The guard also asked him if he had ever travelled to the Middle East or if he believed in violence.

    Decunha described himself as a pacifist.

    “I’ve never been denied entry at any border crossing before. I have no criminal record. I’ve never done anything illegal in Canada or in any other country,” Decunha said.

  73. 144 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

  74. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    January 21, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    One thought I had about Trump’s visit to the CIA today … hope somebody from the IC kept an eye on him and his little hands at all times … wouldn’t put it past him to leave a listening device for the Russians’ benefit behind.

  75. 147 desertflower
    January 21, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Yes.


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